Travel In The USA: What You Need To Experience

Travel In The USA: What You Need To Experience

The USA is full of iconic landmarks and staggering natural areas. If you want to experience everything that this amazing country has to offer, then you need to resolve to check out everything that is laid out below. Here are six things, places, and events that you need to experience when you travel in the […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

An Outstanding Day With Bottega Winery!

An Outstanding Day With Bottega Winery!

One of the highlights of the Hello Grappa trip was the day we spent with Bottega Winery! We started off with a beautiful lunch at Antica Osteria Paverno, where we enjoyed Limoncino Spritzes and a delicious selection of Italian favorites. Limoncino is essentially Limoncello made with grappa, and it’s very refreshing when made into a […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Grappa: A Spirit Distilled From Grapes!

Grappa: A Spirit Distilled From Grapes!

I recently had the opportunity to visit Veneto and Trentino in Italy, and explore the world of Grappa! This was an educational trip for journalists and bartenders, where we had the chance to explore how this spirit is produced, distilled, and bottled. It was fascinating learning about Grappa because I had only known a little […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Top Places To Stay Near Valladolid, Spain!

Top Places To Stay Near Valladolid, Spain!

While visiting wineries in Ribera Del Duero, Cigales, Peñafiel, and other winery areas this summer, I was able to stay at some wonderful places. We started off in Pesquera del Duero, at La Cantamora, a quaint bed, and breakfast complete with a homey feel. The caretaker is wonderful and speaks both Spanish and English and is […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Concejo Bodegas: Hotel, Winery, and Restaurant!

Concejo Bodegas: Hotel, Winery, and Restaurant!

Concejo Bodegas is a terrific winery I had the pleasure of visiting while on my June trip to Valladolid! After speaking to winemakers and tourism professionals at a Castle event, I met with the owner of Concejo for a delicious tour and lunch. Concejo Bodegas owns a Royal Inn, the CONCEJO HOSPEDERIA, which is located in a […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Incredible Reds and Olive Oil at Pago De La Oliva!

Incredible Reds and Olive Oil at Pago De La Oliva!

During my weekend full of wine while in Valladolid, Spain I had the opportunity to visit a new winery. Pago De La Oliva is a winery producing Tempranillo wines as well as Olive Oil. This winery is in Tudela De Duero, where the vineyards are up very high and they can see over all their […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Tasting in Spain with Bodegas Társila!

Tasting in Spain with Bodegas Társila!

While visiting wine country in Spain this year, I had the pleasure of visiting Bodegas Társila, a wonderful family owned winery! I was greeted by the family, who all works in the winery, doing different jobs such as graphic design for the labels, wine making, and viticulture. This winery its beautifully done, keeping some of […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Sipping in Spain with Bodega Sarmentero!

Sipping in Spain with Bodega Sarmentero!

In June I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite wine regions in Spain! Ribera del Duero is a beautiful winemaking region where you will find incredible wines, lovely winemakers, and delicious food! Bodega Sarmentero was one of my must-visit wineries was in Peñafiel that I was so excited to visit. The winery […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Incredible Reds with Bodegas Peñafalcón!

Incredible Reds with Bodegas Peñafalcón!

I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite countries in June! Spain is absolutely stunning, and this year I had the opportunity to visit some new wineries, and one of my absolute favorite winemakers from Peñafiel. Bodegas Peñafalcón is an award-winning winery producing outstanding red wines with elegance and complexity. I met Casimiro Marcos […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

How To Plan The Ultimate Road Trip Around America!

How To Plan The Ultimate Road Trip Around America!

When you are lucky enough to travel, you learn that much like life, the destination is almost secondary to the experience of getting there. It is the journey that you take that gives you the most value. Road trips symbolize this notion perfectly. Yes, you could get there quicker by plane, but by doing so, […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

5 Reasons To Visit Texas!

5 Reasons To Visit Texas!

The USA is made up of different types of American culture, whether it’s Native American heritage, trendy North Americans or traditionalist Westerners and Southerners. Texas is western when it comes to geographical definitions; however, it’s also a real melting pot that blends America’s history with traditional and modern values. It’s a huge state that’s worth […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Savannah Taste Experience!

Savannah Taste Experience!

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a city that’s been on the bucket list for a long time now. Savannah is known for its history, food, and beauty and that’s exactly what we experienced! The food was one of the biggest reasons for taking the trip. I had the pleasure of partnering with Savannah […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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